Lord of the Fishes Pose

Paripurna Matsyendrasana

Lord of the Fishes Pose

What is Lord of the Fishes Pose?

Lord of the fishes pose, or paripurna matsyendrasana, is a deep twist that is entered from half lotus pose. This pose regenerates the spine and encourages detoxification.

Instructions

  • Begin in half lotus pose with the right foot resting on top of the left thigh.
  • Bend the left knee toward the chest. Exhale and twist to the left. Grab hold of the right foot with the left hand.
  • Twist deeper with an exhale and hold the left foot with the right hand.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee or back injury.

Benefits of Lord of the Fishes Pose

  • Rejuvenates the spine
  • Improves spinal flexibility
  • Encourages detoxification
  • Improves digestion
  • Relaxes the mind

Lord of the Fishes Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Paripurna Matsyendrasana
Pronunciation
par-ee-PUR-nah maht-syen-DRAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Advanced
Yoga Type
Drishti
Parshva (Side)
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